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Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 15:39:41 +0100

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 13:54, Thierry Volpiatto
<address@hidden> wrote:

> If I do:
> (directory-files "c:/")
> The "c:/." and "c:/.." candidates are omitted

Assuming C:/ is really the root of your Windows' installation drive,
it does not have the . and .. entries (try doing "dir /a:" in C:\ and
in a subdirectory). So they are not omitted, they just are not there.

> However if I do (directory-files "x:/")
> The "x:/." and "x:/.." candidates are present as expected.

What is X:/ in your system? A remote directory, a symlink, junction,
subst, a removable drive?


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